April 24, 2014

Welcome to Swearer Sparks, an online platform for social innovation and storytelling where students and alumni at Brown University can spark new relationships and solutions for social change. Learn more.

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Recent Stories on Sparks

July 14, 2014

Maneul Contreras '16 is  a Social Innovation Fellow developing 1vyG, an organization that strengthens and empowers first-generation communities.

Manuel Contreras
July 11, 2014

Daniel Coppersmith '15 is a Royce Fellow studying depression and suicide in Ethiopia.

Daniel Coppersmith
July 11, 2014

Maya Finoh '17 is working with the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH) through an iProv Summer Internship.

Maya Finoh
July 9, 2014

Katie Rose Lamb '16 is a Policy Intern for the Rhode Island Health Center Association through the iProv Summer Internship Program

Katie Rose Lamb
July 8, 2014

Hannah Duncan '15 is a recipient of the Royce Fellowship this summer to research the evolution of the Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM) to investigate relationships between the local leadership of CDGM and the funding provided, and later withheld, by the Office of Economic Opportunity.

Hannah Duncan
July 7, 2014
What makes great horse trainers great?

Benjamin Flakoll '16 is a Royce Fellow studying horse performance and motivation in the hopes that his findings will allow him to develop and test humane teaching methods that will serve as a new example for horse training.

Benjamin Flakoll
July 7, 2014

Lauren Behgam '15 is an Environmental Studies concentrator working with Farm Fresh Rhode Island through an iProv Summer Internship. 

Lauren Behgam
July 3, 2014
Cycles of Mentorship through Eye to Eye
Let's understand that everybody has a learning disability, or everybody has a thinking difference, and move forward from there.
Stephanie Yin
July 2, 2014

Krishan Aghi '15 is a Neuroscience Concentrator and 2014 recipient of the Royce Fellowship. His research project titled "The Effects of Optogenetic Inhibition of the PER-POR Pathway on Contextual Memory and Learning." To tell us about his research, Aghi takes a creative writing approach from the pespective of a rat in his lab.

Krishan Aghi
June 30, 2014

Liza Yeager '17 is a Storyteller For Good working for the Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism through an iProv Summer Internship.

Liza Yeager
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